Event Calendar

Networking. Growing. Learning. Helping Animals.

A list of ongoing conferences and events that might be of interest to those managing social media for shelters or rescues. If your budget doesn’t allow for you to attend, consider applying to be a speaker, as it often comes with complimentary registration!

Have an event that you’d like us to list? Just send us the key details via the contact form. If you’re looking for speakers, don’t forget to check out our page listing experts from around the country who are available for speaking engagements.

Petfinder’s Adoption Options workshops
Themes vary by workshop
Dates and Locations vary
Cost: Free

2018 

SXSW
*Stay tuned for 2019 date!*
Theme: Tech, Film, Music, Interactive
Date: March 9-18, 2018
Location: Austin TX
Cost: $495-$1550

Virginia Federation of Humane Societies Conference
*Stay tuned for 2019 date!*
Theme: Animal sheltering and rescues
Date: March 22-24
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Cost: $280 for all three days, individual days available as well

New England Federation of Humane Societies Conference
*Stay tuned for 2019 date!*
Theme: Animal sheltering and rescues
Date: April 7-9, 2018
Location: Nashua, NH
Cost: $250 for all three days, single days available as are scholarships

Canadian Federation of Humane Societies National Conference
*Stay tuned for 2019 date!*
Theme: Animal sheltering and rescues
Date: April 22-23, 2018
Location: Calgery, Canada
Cost: $100-$439

Nonprofit Technology Conference *Stay tuned for 2019 date!*
Theme: Nonprofit Tech.
Date: April 11-13, 2018
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Cost: Early bird; 11/1-12/15/2017 $599 member, $899 non-member
Regular:  12/16-2/28/2018 $699 member, $999 member
Also check out their year round events calendar here. Many of these events are free!

BlogPaws *Stay tuned for 2019 date!*
Theme: Pet bloggers
Date: April 18-20, 2018
Location: Kansas City, MO
Cost: $369

GSMCON2018 
Theme: Social media for governmental social media managers
Date: April 24-26
Location: Denver, CO
Cost: $875 for in person conference attendance, $225 for virtual pass

Texas Unites
Theme: Animal advocacy, marketing and sheltering
Date: April 28-30, 2018
Location: Austin, Texas
Cost: $250

HSUS’ Animal Care Expo
Theme: Animal sheltering and rescues
Date: May 13-18, 2018
Location: Kansas City, MO
Cost: $275 (discounts available)

Best Friends Animal Society ‘s National Conference
Theme: Animal sheltering and rescues
Date: July 19-21
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Cost: $300 if you register by May 18, $325 after that. Additional discounts appear to be available for groups

Ongoing events, trainings and webinars are also available through:

ASPCA Pro
Animal Sheltering
Maddie’s Fund Webcasts
Social Media 4 Nonprofits